Providing Education and Consulting Services to Enhance Career and Life

In partnership with the Jewish Community Center Opening the Doors Program, Anita Naftaly Family Circle Conference

FRIED MARBLES, SEE THROUGH EGGS, AND NON-LAME FUN: Creative ways to squash anxiety, develop social skills, bolster learning and enhance emotional awareness

Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Berman Center for the Performing Arts – 6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI  48322

1.5 CE Clock Hours for Social Work (MICEC)

Course fee: $20 pre-registration; $25 at door + Additional $10 for CE Fee

Presenter: Jennifer Cook O’Toole

For more information or to register, contact Shoshana Baruch at baruch@jccdet.org or 248-432-5543

Spectrum minds think differently; socially, academically and practically. Jennifer’s ideas prove it! So let’s shake up our parenting, our teaching and our plans with NON LAME FUN spectrum style! Teach flexible thinking by dissolving eggshells. Teach perspective by making mosaics, optical illusions or chemical density experiments. This talk is bursting with go-to-ideas for creative concrete solutions that may be used the very next day. It’s play. With purpose. This award-winning talk appeals to all ages, all levels, teachers, families, teens and health professionals.


In partnership with Kids Kicking Cancer and The Children’s Foundation

Therapeutic Techniques for the 21st Century: Pediatric Psychosocial and Palliative Care Conference

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Day 1: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at The Community House – 380 South Bates, Birmingham, MI  48009

Day 2: Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Charach Kids Kicking Cancer Global Center – 27600 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 220, Southfield, MI  48034

7.0 CE Clock Hours for Social Work (MICEC)

This course meets the Pain/Symptom Management requirement (2.0 hours) for Social Work continuing education

Course fee: $100, $50 Student fee, includes meals and refreshments

Presenters: Elisha D. Waldman, MD, Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg, Lila Lazarus, Hilary Marusak, Ph.D., Robert Folberg, MD, Cindy Cohen, MS, CCLS, Richard Plowden

For more information or to register, please contact Yehudis Ross at (248) 864-8238 or Yehudis@kidskickingcancer.org or visit https://kidskickingcancer.org/events/conf2019/

Working with pediatric patients requires an arsenal of tools and experience. This 2-day conference, November 6-7, is sponsored by Kids Kicking Cancer, which currently helps over 6,000 children in 72 facilities and 8 countries. Children struggling with cancer, blood diseases and many other debilitating conditions train with black belt martial artists in hospitals and outpatient settings. The children who join the program become part of what is called the Heroes Circle. They learn therapeutic martial arts, breathing and meditative techniques that help them reduce pain and emotional distress during painful procedures, health episodes, or traumatic experiences.  This year’s conference will include presentations on the latest in psychosocial and palliative care. Hear from experts in the field and learn about innovative therapy techniques. Day 1 of the conference will include a keynote address from Elisha Waldman, M.D., on Cultural Humility in Healthcare. Other topics include: Effects of Kids Kicking Cancer on Brain Systems Underlying Pain and Emotional Distress, Awakening Compassion in Healthcare, Pain Extraction®, the Breath Brake®, and the Martial Arts Super-Power Book.  Day 2 focuses on the application of this material. The day will consist of hands-on experiential training of Kids Kicking Cancer techniques and how to bring some of these effective tools to one’s own facility. Attendees will learn more about the therapeutic martial arts techniques and the Martial Arts Super Power Book.  For more information visit https://kidskickingcancer.org/conf2019

The conference is sponsored by Kids Kicking Cancer in collaboration with The Children’s Foundation.


In partnership with Feinberg Consulting, The Manor and Urban Recovery

Breaking Down Barriers to Treatment

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Ciao Italian Bistro – 6199 Orchard lake Rd., West Bloomfield, MI  48322

1.5 CE Clock Hours for Social Work (MICEC)

Course fee: $35, includes dinner

Dr. Chantelle Thomas, PhD and Dr. Paul Hokemeyer, JD, PHD

For more information or to register, please contact Susan Schulman or Jenny Klonowski at 248-538-5425 or visit https://barrierstotreatment.eventbrite.com

Presentation on addiction and mental health treatment services for people who are not limited by their insurance coverage; providing insight for clinicians on how to work with clients and their families entering treatment, finding supportive continuing care services, and focusing on their long-term recovery needs.


In Partnership with Feet On The Street Tours

Come Hungry, Leave Happy, Learn Healthier Eastern Market Walking Tours

Saturdays, October 12, November 9 and December 7, 2019 from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Rocky's - 2489 Russell Street, Detroit, MI  48207 (across from Shed 2)

2.5 CE Hours for Social Work (MICEC)

Course fee: $31

Presenter: Linda Yellin, LMSW

For more information or to register, contact Feet On The Street Tours at 313-393-2055 or www.enjoythed.com

Participants will increase their awareness of the market district and efforts for expansion of the buy local food processing/distribution efforts, as well as the master plan for bike paths and trails to connect the waterfront with midtown and Eastern Market.  The tour will introduce participants to, and help expand their knowledge of, vendors, their products, and unique foods.  Participants will explore the "immigrant experience" of some vendors and shop keepers and how that impacts Detroit and the region.  The tour will increase participants' sensitivity of cultural and ethnic diversity and help to expand knowledge of community gardens and products to increase health.